Betting and Brawling [Tag: Shai/A'rosius]

The lands around New Atricis that are regarded as Atricis' new territory. Not as big as their previous protective range, but still lots of space and wilds to explore. Dragon Flights and Wher Runs also occur across these lands.
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Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:32 am

Devyn had always been a responsible drinker. While he would have the occasional drunk, he mostly made sure not to take it much farther than that. Being drunk was not something he was fond of, or tried to do too often. He could count on one hand the number of times he had actually been drunk. While he never really got drunk, there was no denying there were times when he wanted to. Mostly it was after Esca had died. At that point in time, drowning hi sorrows had felt like a culvert goodnoptoon. The only thing that had stopped him was the fact that Esca wouldn’t have wanted him to become like that. The green handler had wanted his boyfriend to live his life, find someone new to be with, and just be happy.

Smiling softly at that though, Devyn knee that eventually, he would be able to fulfill that promise to Esca, although it didn’t seem like it would be anytime soon. At the same time, he also knew it wasn't anything to be ashamed of either. It took time to get over something like that. Smiling softly at the blue rider, he just nodded a little. "Thanks. Im still trying to get used to it. I mean, its never very easy, but some days are certainly getting easier than others."

Thinking a moment, he swallowed hard. Even after all of this time, it was not really any easier talking about it. Finally he managed to say, ”It’s been about two years now, but sometimes it feels like it just happened yesterday.”
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:07 am

"Thanks. Im still trying to get used to it. I mean, its never very easy, but some days are certainly getting easier than others."

It would take time for him to recover. A'rosius understood all to well the long term recovery of getting past a loved one. Even though he was the one who left Sid'nis, A'rosius found it difficult to emotionally overcome the separation. Sid'nis once made up the other half of A'rosius, which was a fact that lingered in the first turn of A'rosius' departure. Continually in the first half of the turn did A'rosius confine himself to a single part of the bed, or live out his routine in another Weyr as though Sid'nis still resided with him. Sometimes when he prepared his tea, he caught himself preparing tea for two, even going as far as pour his ex-weyrmate a cup in his preferred fashion despite his obvious absence. When that happened, A'rosius did not allow himself to waste, and instead forced himself to drink the tea for all it was prepared in a way he disliked.

”It’s been about two years now, but sometimes it feels like it just happened yesterday.”

The bluerider hesitated, but then ever so carefully, he settled a hand gingerly upon Devyn's shoulder in a gesture of comfort. "It... does get easier," he assured the man. He looked to the man with a measure of sympathy before he withdrew the hand entirely. He gathered his words, wondering where to go with the conversation, but in the brief silence, there was a commotion in at the gambling tables... particularly at the one where Mul'rec sat.

Words grew heated between the brownrider and a patron in particular, though the argument seemed more one sided as Mul'rec took the verbal abuse. Though most of the argument was lost to A'rosius, he heard the words "cheat" and "thief" dropped by the hostile man, yet calmly did Mul'rec sit at the table, clearly drunk, with a lackadaisical recline in his posture and a smug smirk played upon his lips.

"My apologies, Devyn, but will you excuse me for a moment?" A'rosius asked of the handler, though with a weight of guilt upon his shoulders. Now was not the time to leave the man, though it seemed Mul'rec was not giving him a choice.
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Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:29 pm

While the chimera handle may not have really liked talking about Esca, he knew, unfortunately, that was really the only way to help himself come to terms with everything that had happened. Everyone always said time would be his friend, and while he had never argued with them, this was the second time he'd had his heart ripped out. One time had been on purpose, the other time, not. Time had made everything easier, but then again, so had Esca. Now, he had to figure out how to live without his boyfriend. While he had starting being ok, and getting on with his life. Slowly, but surely, he was finding his own routine again, but the green handler always seemed to be in his mind.

Blue eyes glanced at the dragon rider as he felt his hand on his shoulder. Offering the other man a small smile, he just nodded a little. It was nice to have support, to have people tell him that it did indeed get easier. It was quiet obvious that the blue rider had had his heart broke at least once too. Or at least, that was what Devyn assumed anyway.

Before they could continue their talk, there was a commotion coming from one of the gambling tables. Why did confrontations seem to be a common occurrence whenever he was in a bar? He guessed he was glad that at least this time it had nothing to do with him, or that he wasn't somehow involved in it.

Before could dwell on it too much, the blue rider's voice pierced through. Nodding he said, "No of course. Go ahead." Until now, it had not dawned on the chimera handler that the table where the commotion was coming from was where A'rosious' friend was.

Blue eyes watched as the rider headed over, and the handler just hoped all of this could be resolved without any fighting or anything like that. If it could, that would be nice. If not, maybe this time, he would be able to stay out of it. Time would tell he guessed.
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Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:18 pm

Did A'rosius want to leave Devyn? Shards no! But as a friend of Mul'rec, the bluerider was not left with much of a choice.

"No of course. Go ahead."

"Thank you," he replied, privately surprised by Devyn's kindess. Such a trait was rare among those the bluerider knew, and rarer still among strangers. Yet Devyn had proven patient and considerate, providing A'rosius with a warmth he would have expected from a burning hearth in the dead of winter, not from a man he had met this evening. Might he call him a friend someday? he wondered as he found himself giving Devyn the softest of smiles. He soothed the bluerider, easing him with a voice as calm as a wise harper, and a gentle demeanour befitting a dragon.

The thought of comparison piqued Bowith's interest. Oh? Befitting a dragon? What kind of dragon might I ask?

Thankfully, A'rosius had already left the bar, and strove across the tavern for Mul'rec. Otherwise, the handler might have caught the twinge of annoyance that now marked his face. No, you may not ask, A'rosius thought back in sharp reprove. He had not meant for Bowith to hear those thoughts, let along remark on them.

Bowith would not be quieted. It's not like they're private from me.

Some things should be. It was the one struggle of being a dragonrider: lack of privacy. As a man who once kept himself cloistered away from the rest of the world, hiding even the most rudimentary facts of his origin, A'rosius did not exactly enjoy the sacrifice. For Bowith, however, he endured.

He thought little else of the blue and his intrusion, for he had a pressing matter at hand. Already he felt the hostility prickle in the air on his approach. With a wary eye, he regarded the argument, though the tavern was still a bit too loud to pick up more than a few words from the spat, not until he found a place at Mul'rec's side. "What's happening here, Mul'rec?"

"Your friend's a cheat is what's happening here," the other card player growled.

Sadly, A'rosius would not put it past him. "Mul'rec?"

"It wass... a fair game..." the brownrider countered with a slur. Upon closer inspection, A'rosius realised the brownrider was drunk. "Wassn' it," he asked of the dealer.

"Didn't see any sly hand here," the man concurred.

It seemed the belligerent patron would not be conciliated... and he was not alone... "You's both lying cheats!" The man shot to his feet, flipping the table. A'rosius managed to swiftly step back, avoiding the corner of the table that tipped towards his own face during the toss.

Mul'rec, all the while, sat smugly in his seat, or at least he did until his accuser threw the first punch at him, unsteadying him from his seat. The brownrider was swift to retaliate, barrelling the man into another table, rousing a commotion of drinkers at the table.

A'rosius slipped forward to interfere in the flight "Mul-" but before he could reach the brownrider, he felt the yank from the collar of his tunic, forcing him to face his own assailant. Before he ever had the chance to react, he felt the stone hard knuckles collide with his left cheek.
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Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:47 am

Blue eyes studied that man for a moment in a bit of shock. Why was he saying thank you? If he needed to go help his friend, the chimera handler was not going to stop him. Coming between friends was just stupid in his opinion, and he didn’t even know the blue rider so why wouldn’t he just be ok with it?

For a moment, he watched him go before he turned back and grabbed his wine glass, taking another small sip. Smiling softly to himself, he still could not believe that he was here, drinking wine. Truthfully he had never really considered himself a wine person, but even he would have to admit that it wasn’t half bad. Actually, the thought of drinking it more often sounded appealing, maybe even more than ale.

Hearing raised voices over in the direction that A’rosious had headed in, the dark haired handler turned his blue eyes towards it, making sure everything was just limited to the raising voices right now. For the moment it looked like it was, and Devyn couldn’t help but let out a small breath he hadn’t even known he had been holding, and let out a sigh of relief.

Unfortunately, it seemed he was thinking those thoughts a bit to early, as the next thing he knew, the blue rider was getting hit in the face, and whoever his friend was was getting into it with one of the other guys.

Sighing, the chimera handler shook his head, taking one more quick sip of his drink before walking over to where everyone else was.

Devyn opened his mouth to say something, but before any words could leave his mouth, he was having someone shoved into him and fighting for his balance. Pushing the man back, only caused the other man to get more angry and pretty soon, punches were being thrown at his face. Although he managed to doge most of them, one landed and he could taste the blood.

”Damn it! Now that hurt. You don’t want to do this, trust me.” While he honestly didn’t know if he could beat the other man, he wasn’t going to go down without a fight, especially now that the man had drawn blood. Speaking of blood, the man spit out a hot as he got into his stance, waiting to see what was going to happen. He wanted to be ready for anything.
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Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:17 pm

The punch unsteadied A'rosius, though he managed to catch himself. He was still recovering himself when the attacker threw a second blow. It landed against the bluerider's tender belly, enough to steal his breath and make him buckle from the pain. Later, he would realise there should have been a third hit landed, but it never connected due to the interference on both Duesso and Mul'rec's parts. Before the assailant could yank A'rosius up to face him for that hit, Duesso clawed at his face in distraction before Mul'rec tore the man off of bluerider, giving A'rosius enough time to regain himself. The entire tavern had erupted into a brawl, while other patrons hid under tables for refuge.

And then the bodyguards of the tavern stepped up, beginning to break up the fights with an over use of force.

You need to get out of there. All of you! Bowith warned him. From outside, he could sense his dragon's approach, ready to remove all of them.

But how? Eyes darted about the room, finding Mul'rec with ease. The brownrider, despite his intoxication, was handling himself well enough. But Devyn! When he spotted the handler not far from himself, he saw he had been reduced to fisticuffs, and they were not alone. A second man approached, one who clearly had ill intent towards Devyn. Rather than give the man a chance, right when Devyn's second assailant grabbed him by collar, tearing the handler back for a hit, A'rosius reached out and caught the blow that would have struck the handler. "Oh no you don't!" A'rosious spat at the bloke. Before the man could retaliate, the bluerider hooked his left fist around, landing a blow hard against the man's cheek.

The attacker immediately relinquished his hold of Devyn and buckled to the ground.

As for the handler's original attacker, Duesso took it upon himself to dive at the man and rake claws across his face, and bite at him.

A'rosius reached for Devyn, slipping a hand to his upper arm in support. "We have to get Mul'rec and get the void out of here!" He motioned with is face to the ruthless bodyguards indiscriminately dealing with the disturbance.
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Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:48 am

Devyn quiet honestly had no interest in fighting, but once someone threw the first punch, the chimera handler knew he needed to defend himself. That was one of the main reasons he tried to at least know what he was doing. It wasn’t so much that he wanted to learn how to fight, t was more the fact that he wanted to be able to defend himself if he had to.

Blue eyes were set on the man in front of him, and as always was the case, Devyn became less aware of his surroundings. Actually, this happened a lot, whether it was in sparring or just training, he always found himself focusing on one thing when he probably shouldn’t be. While he had tried to get himself out of that habit, he had found to pretty hard to manage so far.

Thank goodness he and met the blue rider, because that was what saved him when he got like that this time. As he came out of his tunnel vision he stared at the man that A’rosious had knocked out for a moment before looking at him again. ”Thanks for that, I really appreciate it.”

Quickly he collected his thoughts and nodded, going with the blue rider to grab the other rider. ”Please tell me your dragon is waiting outside for us? I have a feeling they might come after us as long as they can, so we are going to have to be quick.”
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Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:18 am

”Thanks for that, I really appreciate it.”

A'rosius reach out and gripped the man's shoulder in camaraderie. "No problem," he answered a bit breathless. Never mind the fact his fist felt like it had just punched a brick wall. For Devyn, he would have done it again if he had to.

”Please tell me your dragon is waiting outside for us? I have a feeling they might come after us as long as they can, so we are going to have to be quick.”

I can assure you myself that Galuth and I await your command, Bowith assured them both directly with a hint of cheek in his tone. A'rosius could practically feel the dragons smug grin. Does your own lifemate require a life, Devyn? Yes? Galuth, I'm sure you could oblige the daywher.

You sound happy, A'rosius thought to his dragon as he took Devyn's arm and tugged him over to Mul'rec who was slumped over a man he had recently beaten. It seemed both the fight and the alcohol had worn the brownrider out.

Bowith at least had the tact to keep his next thoughts for A'rosius alone. I like your friend, and despite the wallop you received, which I am none too pleased about. You at least found some good company this evening. Will you be twining with him tonight? It has been quite some time since you last did. In fact I can't even recall the last time you did.

Not now, Bowith! the bluerider thought back to the beast with a hint of exacerbation in his mental voice. He released Devyn and slipped down to the slumped brownrider. Rolling the man over, it seemed Mul'rec had finally fallen into a drunken stupor. "Mul! Faranth damn you!" he snarled to the man. When Mul'rec failed to rouse with the simple shakes and growls from the bluerider, A'rosius took it upon himself to slap the man across the cheek. The smack was loud hard enough to make a sharp crack.

That was enough to pull the man out of his drunken coma. "Wha!"

"Good, you're awake. Now let's get out of here." A'rosius motioned to Devyn to get Mul'rec by the other side so they could heave the man onto his feet.

As they struggled to do so, for Mul'rec was far from a light man, one of the body guards began to make their way over to the trio. A'rosius caught sight of him first, thus redirecting Duesso's attention to the red faced bodyguard. The fancy flit shot out from the void of between in a puff, and dove at the man, clawing at his face. The emerald was aided by a flash of gold: Sabren, Mul'rec's firelizard.

"Let' get to the door," he told them both. For Devyn's sake, A'rosius tried to bear the majority of Mul'rec's immense weight. It was not that the brownrider was fat, far from it in fact. Instead, the brownrider matched Devyn in height, but the mass of his muscles still made him nearly twice the size of the handler.
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:51 am

Heavy breathing was all that the chimera handler could manage for the moment as he looked around, trying to survey the situation and find them the best way to try and get to the exit, and try and catch his breath a little as well. Not that he liked the thought of running away, but, if he could avoid fighting, he would like to do that at all costs, no matter what. Feeling the blue rider's hand on his shoulder, Devyn brought himself out of his thoughts and threw him a quick smile. As A'rosious' dragon's voice entered his mind, Devyn quickly shook his head, and then would have blushed at being so stupid if it wasn't for the situation they were in at the moment. No, Isamuyn will be fine. I will send him on his way since you both are here. I don't tihnk he's very fond of dragons anyway.

Before he could think, or do, anything else, the chimera handler was being tugged towards where the other rider was. Frowning slightly, he looked at the man, who looked to be passed out, either from the fight or the alcohol. Honestly, the handler wasn't sure which one, and at the moment, it was not important. Just the fact that he was unconscious was not a good thing for them right now. It would just make it all the harder to get him out of here. Glancing around, the chimera handler looked for some water or something to wake the man up, while A'rosious began to shake him and swear at him. A resounding crack echoed and it made Devyn quickly look back to where the blue rider was and he realized that the rider had slapped the older man. Surprisingly, it had worked.

Biting back a chuckle, Devyn quickly made his way over to the two of them as A'rosious motioned him to. Well, at least the older man was not just going to be dead weight now. Getting on the opposite side, the chimera handler helped support the man as they began to move. Unfortunately, this task was easier said than done, and it was quiet the struggle to get moving. Ok, so maybe Devyn had been wrong, maybe him being awake wasnt going to be any different than him being passed out still.

A frown made its way to Devyns face as he looked around. Time was not on their side at the moment, as it seemed like everyone was getting back up and blocking any path the three of them could have used. Just as he was feeling like there was no escape, two flits, one he knew was the blue rider’s, and the other he assumed was the other mans, began attacking the goons.

Devyn did not have much time to think about it, or be happy about it. Quickly he moved with the two riders towards the exit, with nothing in their way for the moment. It was still slow going, but they managed to get out of there without any further injury to any of them.

Once they were outside, Devyn saw the blue dragon sitting there, and a small sigh of relief escaped him, even though he knew that didn't exactly mean they were home free just yet. But it certainly was a relief to know that if they were attacked now, the blue would have their back. Glancing from A'rosious to the older man and back the chimera handler frowned a bit. "Is he going to be able to get on by himself? Maybe we should just lift him on and not worry about it?"
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:17 pm

No, Isamuyn will be fine. I will send him on his way since you both are here. I don't tihnk he's very fond of dragons anyway.

Not fond of dragons? Well that's is the most preposterous thing I have ever heard of. Honestly, how did the daywher live in a Weyr filled with dragons if he cared not for them?

But A'rosius could not be bothered with his dragon's sense of indignation towards the wher's tastes. Instead, he focused on Mul'rec and getting the man out of the tavern with Devyn. Shards, he was heavy! A'rosius did what he could to support the man, though Mul'rec stumbled enough to hinder them more than help. With every step they managed, he looked to the exit longingly, yearning for that escape with every thundering beat of his heart. It threatened to strangle him, but he managed to swallow down the anxious ball in his throat, and fill himself with steadfast courage. They could do this, especially together.

I'm outside with Galuth, the dragon assured them both.

Once they swung the tavern door open in escape, they were greeted by the starlight hide of Bowith and the massive silhouette of Galuth. Bowith neared them both and lowered the wedge of his head down to help the men bear the weight of Mul'rec down the stairs. The brownrider said little aside from the occasional grunt and groan, but Galuth did not seem at all distressed by his rider's condition. Once Mul'rec reached the dirt path, Bowith stepped back and looked back to the monstrous brown.

"Is he going to be able to get on by himself? Maybe we should just lift him on and not worry about it?"

Galuth stepped forward as Bowtih spoke for him. Galuth says he will carry him in his talons. No need to fuss with getting that fat oaf on my back. I'm quite certain I would break in half if you even tried.

"He's not fat, Bowith," A'rosius corrected his blue. He looked to Devyn, and motioned with his head towards the brown. "We'll hand him off to Galuth, and you and I can fly back on Bowith. Is that all right?" he asked as they deposited the brownrider in front of his lifemate. One single claw reached out to collect his rider with care. All the while, a little gold firelizard slipped out from between and fussed over how Galuth handled the man. "He's safe Sabren," A'rosius assured the gold.

Bowith took it upon himself to lower down and extend a forearm to both A'rosius and Devyn. Shall we depart my lovely friends?
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